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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2020, 03:18
by lunchstealer
I gotta say that I can't eat the Johnsonville-style brat. It just sits in my stomach and refuses to digest.

Also knockwurst and wiessewurst aren't super awesome either. Just get me a fuckin' schnitzel okay?

They seem like I should totally love them, but I don't.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 24 Jul 2020, 23:21
by Aresen


OTOH, Obama started two wars. (Libya & Yemen) How many has Trump started?

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 25 Jul 2020, 10:41
by Pham Nuwen
Aresen wrote: 24 Jul 2020, 23:21 OTOH, Obama started two wars. (Libya & Yemen) How many has Trump started?
You stop that! Right now!

His incompetence is the only reason we haven't expanded into other war zones. It's a curse and a blessing. Honestly, the guys saving grace is that hes to dumb to accomplish anything as awful as he wants. Silver linings and all.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 25 Jul 2020, 11:19
by Aresen
Pham Nuwen wrote: 25 Jul 2020, 10:41
Aresen wrote: 24 Jul 2020, 23:21 OTOH, Obama started two wars. (Libya & Yemen) How many has Trump started?
You stop that! Right now!

His incompetence is the only reason we haven't expanded into other war zones. It's a curse and a blessing. Honestly, the guys saving grace is that hes to dumb to accomplish anything as awful as he wants. Silver linings and all.
Yeah. I know. I was irritated more by the twit fellating Obama.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 25 Jul 2020, 13:38
by Warren
Pham Nuwen wrote: 25 Jul 2020, 10:41
Aresen wrote: 24 Jul 2020, 23:21 OTOH, Obama started two wars. (Libya & Yemen) How many has Trump started?
You stop that! Right now!

His incompetence is the only reason we haven't expanded into other war zones. It's a curse and a blessing. Honestly, the guys saving grace is that hes to dumb to accomplish anything as awful as he wants. Silver linings and all.
Just so.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 25 Jul 2020, 17:22
by Mo
Aresen wrote: 24 Jul 2020, 23:21

OTOH, Obama started two wars. (Libya & Yemen) How many has Trump started?
Saudi Arabia started the Yemen war. Obama didn’t veto a Congressional bill to end a war (Trump and Yemen). Also, Obama didn’t give free reign to Ergodan to roll through Syria. And killing the Iran deal.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 25 Jul 2020, 18:54
by Aresen
Mo wrote: 25 Jul 2020, 17:22 Saudi Arabia started the Yemen war. Obama didn’t veto a Congressional bill to end a war (Trump and Yemen). Also, Obama didn’t give free reign to Ergodan to roll through Syria. And killing the Iran deal.
Obama didn't make much noise about the Yemen War (can't recall him saying anything about Iranian involvement, either) but he kept up the arms shipments to the Saudis. I will concede the point, though.

However, as I said above, I am more pissed about the worship of Obama, which I see a lot of.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 25 Jul 2020, 19:02
by D.A. Ridgely
Say what you will, Obama and Trump more or less equally deserve the award.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 25 Jul 2020, 19:28
by Mo
Obama’s FP was wrong, but it was wrong within normal parameters. Aside from the sketchy stuff Trump did mentioned above, there’s also the ending of anti-proliferation treaties.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 25 Jul 2020, 21:11
by D.A. Ridgely
Mo wrote: 25 Jul 2020, 19:28 Obama’s FP was wrong, but it was wrong within normal parameters. Aside from the sketchy stuff Trump did mentioned above, there’s also the ending of anti-proliferation treaties.
Summarily executing American citizens from some secret kill list isn't within normal parameters.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 26 Jul 2020, 10:35
by Hugh Akston
If we've learned anything from the Trump Administration, it's that 'normality' is flexible enough to be nearly meaningless.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 23 Aug 2020, 12:37
by Painboy
How outdoor advertising can deepen inequality

There's so much I hate in this article it's hard to know where to start. Public health meddling, correlation/causation issues, NIMBYism, and a complete lack of concern about any kind of property or free speech rights. I know it's Britain but still.
Many people consider outdoor adverts to be eyesores. But opposition campaigners point to the deeper effects of a glut of public advertising – for instance, causing mental overload and overspending and exacerbating the environmental consequences of overconsumption. This has led the anti-advertising movement to comprise a varied coalition of psychologists, environmentalists, public space activists and artists. The movement is also finding common cause with some public health researchers, as in the case of junk-food advertising.
Rather than tackling powerful lobbying groups at the national level, it may be more effective to think small. “Local officials can consider things like zoning restrictions,” she says. “I think local officials can also think about how they might identify specific strategies for their locality that change the message environment, and work to incentivise the promotion of healthy food and disincentivise the promotion of unhealthy foods using the tools that they have at their disposal.” Reducing the overall space for advertising would be likely to reduce the advertising of unhealthy foods that form such a large share of marketing efforts, especially in relation to children, low earners and minorities.
There’s also scope for working with community groups. “We’ve done research that shows that there are significant numbers of community members that are concerned about these issues, especially when they’re sensitised to them,” says Grier.
Is sensitised the new word for re-education?

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 23 Aug 2020, 13:39
by D.A. Ridgely
This is why the English upper classes have always preferred private gardens to keep the riffraff out.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 23 Aug 2020, 14:25
by Warren
The deeper I get into Geezerhood the more sympathetic I am to Get Off My Lawnism.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 23 Aug 2020, 15:18
by Shem
Nono, it's true. Gratuitous and ubiquitous advertising is why the Japanese have the lowest life expectancy in the world.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 23 Aug 2020, 15:58
by Aresen
Shem wrote: 23 Aug 2020, 15:18 Nono, it's true. Gratuitous and ubiquitous advertising is why the Japanese have the lowest life expectancy in the world.
Is hentai and manga the price of too much advertising?

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 23 Aug 2020, 17:27
by Warren
Aresen wrote: 23 Aug 2020, 15:58
Shem wrote: 23 Aug 2020, 15:18 Nono, it's true. Gratuitous and ubiquitous advertising is why the Japanese have the lowest life expectancy in the world.
Is hentai and manga the price of too much advertising?
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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 23 Aug 2020, 19:20
by Pham Nuwen
So is this one of those "Goddammit Japan!!" things or not? The people want to know dammit!

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 23 Aug 2020, 20:04
by Eric the .5b
Pham Nuwen wrote: 23 Aug 2020, 19:20 So is this one of those "Goddammit Japan!!" things or not? The people want to know dammit!
Which?

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 23 Aug 2020, 23:00
by lunchstealer
Pham Nuwen wrote: 23 Aug 2020, 19:20 So is this one of those "Goddammit Japan!!" things or not? The people want to know dammit!
Naw, this is "oh fuck off, stuck up english twats," with a side of "God damn, Japan, *finger guns*"

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 03 Sep 2020, 16:51
by thoreau
A USC professor is in trouble because, while teaching a class on communications, he explained that the Chinese word "ne-ga" or "nay-ga" (very crude transliteration) is used in the same way that English speakers say "Umm..." in the middle of a sentence.

https://campusreform.org/?ID=15580&s=09

The article includes a recording of the utterance.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 03 Sep 2020, 16:56
by JasonL
It's just "ne" in Japanese or "eto ... ne". It's a particle meaning something like "right?" but it's used a lot like "umm" in sentences.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 03 Sep 2020, 17:31
by thoreau
Obviously the Chinese need to start talking like the Japanese, which they will totally embrace, and then there will be no more racism.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 04 Sep 2020, 10:09
by Dangerman
In Turkiye, 'am' means 'cunt', so anglos need to very carefully say 'ah' as a filler word instead.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 04 Sep 2020, 10:35
by JD
JasonL wrote: 03 Sep 2020, 16:56 It's just "ne" in Japanese or "eto ... ne". It's a particle meaning something like "right?" but it's used a lot like "umm" in sentences.
Also "ano", I think. ("ano" literally just meaning something like "that", as in "that person, that thing, etc", but you sometimes hear it where an English speaker would say, "But, uh...")